expat center, but nice view and good drinks.
At gajoen, which was built as restaurant first early 20c century. This part of the building, which is in its original form from 70 years ago is not normally open to public, but till august 13th Akira Kurosawa’s exhibition is held here. Unfortunately no pictures were allowed inside those gorgeous rooms.
how many kiosks have i frowned at that needed all the additional signs
and stickers in order for them to be used properly?
my Toto washlet has the flushing buttons on top of a controller, which
is mounted on the wall next to the toilet seat. all the text is of
course in japanese. but it also has a function to automatically flush
if the user seats on it longer than x secs (note: haven’t tested it,
didn’t read the manual), so i usually never need to use the button.
however i found out some other users had difficulty figuring all this
out, specifically for this combination of demographics + use
user is male
number one (only)
not a seater (according to Toto’s own research, merely about 15% is)
has 0 knowledge on japanese/chinese character
has little or no experience in using japanese washlets
it was not only once that i had to deal with an embarrassed guest in
the house, so i wondered how to improve usability. this was best i
could do utilizing what was available in the house.
office services here seem to work on different mode than i experienced
in finland. following the earlier installed ‘gargling water’, today we
received an email that we now have ultrasonic cleaner that can be used
for glasses and jewelry in the toilets. obviously no one has used it
on the first day – possibly because very few ladies in the office
actually wear glasses. would like to try, but it seems i need to first
read through the instruction manual posted in the intranet.